The Art Box Academy

  • Founder/CEO

    Lauren Dennis-Perelmuter

  • Website 

  • L to R

    Suzy Zimmerman, Suzy Zimmerman State Farm Insurance Agency; Nick Arquette, Walk with Sally; Lauren Dennis-Perelmuter, The Art Box Academy and Art To Grow On Children’s Art Center

  • Special Section

    All About Kids

Lauren Dennis-Perelmuter, founder of Art To Grow On Children’s Art Center, Inc., recognized the need for children to continue to enjoy art lessons and activities even as the pandemic shut down on-site campus programs. So she created The Art Box Academy in the spring of 2020, offering packaged art lessons delivered directly to the child—whether at home, in a hospital, at a luxury resort or in a classroom.

What does The Art Box Academy offer?

“We provide art and activity boxes and art lesson packets for kiddos ages 3–17. Lessons are inspired by the great master artists and architects. Activity boxes include projects and activities to sharpen critical thinking, build creative resilience, strengthen fine motor skills and ensure children have a ton of fun! Coming soon, kids can enjoy our Summer Camp in a Box too. Also, we love partnering with local organizations. For example, we work with Terranea Resort to provide their Kids Club Activity Boxes.”

Tell us about your partnership with Walk With Sally.

“Walk With Sally is a nonprofit that provides mentors and support for children impacted by a family member’s cancer diagnosis. Founder and CEO Nick Arquette saw an incredible opportunity to work with The Art Box Academy to provide our activity boxes for the first-time meet-and-greet with mentors and children. Both Nick and I foresee a long-term professional partnership, providing boxes and eventually in-person events. There are so many ways to bring a little joy and respite to these beautiful children going through such a difficult time.”

How did the Suzy Zimmerman State Farm Insurance Agency get involved?

“A very exciting component to the partnership with Walk with Sally was having Suzy Zimmerman step in as the first co-branding partner. Knowing how important it is for children to be supported and have creative outlets to express themselves, Suzy came on board to ensure art boxes were delivered to the Walk with Sally siblings. To have a corporate partner like Suzy Zimmerman coming together with The Art Box Academy and Walk with Sally is a true example of how our South Bay community loves and supports each other!”

What for The Art Box Academy?

“As the pandemic continued to shine a light on those in most need, The Art Box Academy’s partnerships with pediatric hospitals expanded greatly. Individuals and companies such as DocMagic, FridaBaby and Sony Pictures Entertainment have continued to be extremely generous, filling needs for these hospitals by supporting our pediatric art boxes. We will be inviting additional organizations to join us in co-branding partnerships to get these boxes into children’s hands throughout the years ahead. Partnering has always been at the forefront of our growth and reach, and we can’t imagine doing it any other way. We are so grateful!”